Mighty Dorfen Time!
Crime and Punishment
A dwarf who commits a serious crime may be banished from his homelands. The guilty party may beseech the gods for atonement, but if she does not intervene, the dwarf is forced to cut his beard (or hair, if a female dwarf ) and is escorted to the border. Because of this practice, a dwarven immigrant with short hair or lacking a beard s viewed by his new neighbors with much skepticism and distrust. Tradition dictates that the family of a disgraced dwarf must append -slag to its surname, and children have the surname -slagsun or -slagdam. These relatives are able to restore their family honor by accomplishing a great or important deed; at that time the -slag suffix is removed from their names, and children can once again use their normal surnames.